I adore my Parent’s home for many reasons but if I had to name one, it would be the amount of light it has. If I’m there, you’ll usually find me in the ‘sunroom’, under the huge VELUX windows with light flooding in. I nestle in to the corner of the sofa and it’s there that I’ll do my blogging. All this light in the house was carefully planned by the Architect that helped to bring the vision my Mum and Dad had for their home to reality. Light was particularly important to them because my Mum finds herself battling tiredness as Winter’s short days draw in; a problem known as seasonal affective disorder. I’m sure it must affect most of us to a certain degree.
It’s my absolute dream to one day to live in a house with as much natural light as my Parent’s house gets. I for one feel happier in a brighter room.
Our house is a late Victorian terrace and although I can give them kudos for the ceiling height and mouldings, we don’t have the light that I love so much in my Parent’s home. As Matt and I continue our house renovations, we’ve started to look at the idea of installing a VELUX window or sun tunnel at the end of our kitchen to brighten up a dark spot. We’d pick up some sheer blinds too to maintain the privacy ( roofblinds.co.uk sell some really affordable ones). I’m hoping it will also make the room feel larger.
We’ll be using some other tricks to get that light effect in our rooms, a huge mirror has done the trick in our bathroom makeover. I’d love to hear any tips you have, what’s made the difference in your house?